Pittsfield Planting Goal Progress:
Am I In The Zone?
Meet Your Local Foresters:
Education: UMASS Amherst Bachelor’s degree in urban forestry
Experience: 46 years working in the tree care industry, 26 years as a Certified Arborist
Interests: Hiking, Canoeing, Skiing
Favorite Tree & Reason: Hop Hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) I think it is a nicely shaped native tree that can be used in the selected areas and as an understory tree which has interesting bark and is under-utilized in the industry.
Education: BA, Environmental Science, Earlham College; MS, Forestry, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Experience: Native plant landscaping, forestry field research, urban forestry, and environmental education
Interests: Reading, embroidery, long walks through the swamp
Favorite Tree & Reason: Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa), a friendly tree with the largest acorns of any North American oak species. It reminds me of my Midwestern roots.